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concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
jaunt - trip; short journey
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
delusive - deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes; Ex. delusive promises
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
expostulation - protest; remonstrance; reasoning with someone to correct or dissuade; V. expostulate
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams